The Heat: In Yemen, 8 million are at risk of starvation as battle rages over Hodeidah

The Heat

The numbers from the United Nations are staggering. 22 million people depend on humanitarian assistance.

At least eight million are at risk of starvation. All this from a war that began three years ago between a Saudi-led coalition fighting to restore the government of Abdu-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, against Houthi rebels believed to be backed by Iran. On Tuesday the Saudi-backed Yemeni forces captured Hodeidah airport, with the battle for its critical port still to come.

CGTN’s Adel El Mahrouky has this report.

To discuss the ongoing situation in Yemen:  

  • Jeremy Taylor is a regional advocacy adviser for the Norwegian Refugee Council. 
  • Sama’a Al-Hamdani is a Yemeni political commentator.
  • Salman Al-Ansari is the founder and president of the Saudi American Public Relation Affairs Committee.
  • Seyed Hossein Mousavian is Iran’s former Ambassador to Germany. 

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